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Is it safe to use a hair removal cream on my stomach due to black hairs after getting a navel piercing?

Is it safe to use a hair removal cream on my stomach due to black hairs after getting a navel piercing?

Use caution: Protect piercing area with petroleum jelly or similar substance that depilatory can't penetrate. Use caution when applying depilatory around this area. If piercing does get depilatory in it, flush with plenty of water & watch for signs of inflammation/infxn: redness, swelling, heat, pus. Can use aloe vera gel &/or antibiotic ointment. See doc if infxn occurs.

Dr. Robert Strimling
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Hair Removal (Definition)

Hair removal is either temporary, like tweezing, waxing or shaving, or permanent, in which the follicles are destroyed by electrolysis or a laser/light system. Very popular these days to reduce the density of hair in an area by laser hair removal. It needs to be repeated in a series to affect as many follicles as ...Read more


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I'm conscious about the hair on my stomach and now summer is coming want to feel confident! I was wondering if hair removal cream would be suitable?

I'm conscious about the hair on my stomach and now summer is coming want to feel confident! I was wondering if hair removal cream would be suitable?

Hair: Topical creams may help reduce unwanted hair. If the hairs are dark then a series of laser treatments may help. See a dermatologist to evaluate and offer the best treatment.

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I shave before lazor hair removal/get pimples on butt, shoulders, stomach. Which prescription creams? Salictylic acid ok, kenalog (triamcinolone) shots? Baby powder?

I shave before lazor hair removal/get pimples on butt, shoulders, stomach. Which prescription creams? Salictylic acid ok, kenalog (triamcinolone) shots? Baby powder?

Folliculitis tx: It's helpful if shaving is done 3-4 days before laser hair removal. If pustules appear, acne medications may be helpful, such as a benzoyl peroxide wash. There should not be a lot of scrubbing as it may irritate hair follicles further. All benzoyl peroxide must be washed off the skin completely. There are also acne lotions that your doctor can prescribe to help.

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Is it safe to use hair removal cream on vagina during pregnancy?

It is safe: This cream will not be absorbed and will have no effect on your developing baby. You may use it as directed without problems.

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I used hair removal cream on vagina and broke out. Is this herpes?

I used hair removal cream on vagina and broke out. Is this herpes?

Depilatory rash: It is possible that a depilatory (hair removal) cream can cause irritation, an allergic reaction or even burns on delicate mucous membranes. It is also possible that this irritation can lead to a herpes breakout if the person has a genital herpes infection. Please see your dermatologist or ob/gyn for a more definitive diagnosis and treatment.

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Can I use hair removal cream around my genital area, I'm a female. Is there a specific cream for that area?

Can I use hair removal cream around my genital area, I'm a female. Is there a specific cream for that area?

No: The skin in the pubic area is too delicate. If you use the normal hair remover cream or wax, it may cause serious irritation and pain increasing the risk of skin infection. There are specialized products for that area. Better yet, have it waxed by at a salon/spa. They can do a better job, have the right products, and can take care of any irritation that may develop.

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I used nair hair removal cream on my pubic area and I have aneixty too and im worrying that the chemicals in the cream might cause me problems mentaly?

I used nair hair removal cream on my pubic area and I have aneixty too and im worrying that the chemicals in the cream might cause me problems mentaly?

No this is not the: There is little written on Nair Side effects beyond allrgic reaction and skin iritation which especially occurs in the genital region. It is recommended you do it in a small area to see if it irriates you. There are no direct mental side effects.

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Is it safe for me to use veet hair removal cream on my scrotum?

Not recommended: This can be extremely irritating and cause a burn. I would not advise.

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Is it safe for kidney transplant patients to use hair removal cream?

KidneyTransplant: I wouldn't put hair removal cream over the kidney transplant, but on other parts of your body it should be ok as long as you don't have any open sores or wounds.

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Male, I have just used hair removal cream on my scotrum, feeling irritaion, pain onthe skin of scotrum. What to do? Are they damaged permanently?

Male, I have just used hair removal cream on my scotrum, feeling irritaion, pain onthe skin of scotrum. What to do? Are they damaged permanently?

No: Not damaged permanently. The skin on the scrotum is sensitive and is irritated from the chemical. Get some 1% hydrocortisone and apply to the irritated area three times a day for a few days.

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Male, I have just used hair removal cream on my scotrum, feeling irritaion, pain on the skin of scotrum. What to do? Are they damaged permanently?

Male, I have just used hair removal cream on my scotrum, feeling irritaion, pain on the skin of scotrum. What to do? Are they damaged permanently?

Skin irritation only: I would not recommend using a chemical depilatory cream anywhere near the penis, scrotum or anus. I have seen countless people with chemical burns to these areas over the years. Careful use of a safety razor in these areas is much less likely to cause you problems. There is no effect on the testicles

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Black underarms. I do waxing. Do not use hair removal cream. Problem since 4-5 years. Looks very odd. I feel very low. Pls help. I am 20 yrs. Tell me medicine?

Black underarms. I do waxing. Do not use hair removal cream. Problem since 4-5 years. Looks very odd. I feel very low. Pls help. I am 20 yrs. Tell me medicine?

Acanthosis Nigricans: This may represent a condition called acanthosis nigricans. It is hyper pigmentation of the back of the neck nda under the arms. It is associated with Insulin resistance. Maintain a healthy weight and see your physician.

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Is it safe to use hair removal cream "down there" when pregnant and have a threatened miscarriage? What are the safe methods?

Options: There is no contraindication to using hair removal cream. You could also use clippers, shaving cream and a razor or you could just let it grow naturally during this particular time.

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A few months ago, I used Veet hair removal cream on my face. I've been having weekly pimples since then, is it because of veet? How can I fix this?

A few months ago, I used Veet hair removal cream on my face. I've been having weekly pimples since then, is it because of veet? How can I fix this?

Ingrown Hairs: Once you either shave or use a depilatory like Veet, as the hair grows back you can have this problem. There is unfortunately not much you can do to prevent this. Just be sure to keep the area clean and dry. Don't pick, this could introduce an infection into the area.

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Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more